Seeds of Peace Club also hosts conference call with peers in Cairo
LONDON | Members of the American School in London (ASL) Seeds of Peace Club heard former US Ambassador to Egypt David Welch speak about the ongoing developments in Egypt on February 8.
Welch served in Cairo from 2002-2005, and was an Assistant Secretary for the Middle East from 2005-2009. He explained that the protests in Egypt would lead to a change in government, and would have repercussions for US policy in the Middle East.
“The process will be democratic,” he said. “But the outcome may not be as liberal or wholesome as the US would wish for.”
A day before Welch’s visit, the Seeds of Peace Club organized a Skype call with a 2010 Egyptian Seed about what he was experiencing on the ground in Cairo.
The event was a “great opportunity to hear a first-hand account of the situation developing in Egypt in this pivotal moment in the history of the region,” said Seeds of Peace Club member Evan Reilly.
Club members plan more calls to Egyptian Seeds in the near future.